Simple, yet effective. On the cover of Fantastic Four #268,  John Byrne shrugs off subtlety and goes for a dominant image. Very few characters could elicit such an emotion with a single image like that, but Doctor Doom isn’t just a run-of-the-mill bank robber or mobster. He's the embodiment of evil.

Byrne added a bit of experimentation into his art, and always introduced new techniques into his covers. Whether it was the use of negative space or minimalism, Byrne challenged every artist to expand their views on the Fantastic Four beyond just trying to copy the legendary Jack Kirby. This illustration is a great example of how Byrne shattered everyone's preconceived notions of what comic covers should feature.